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The objective of the course is to combine the development of students' creative writing with the practical skills and dramaturgic techniques of writing for film.
This course provides students with an introduction to screenwriting craft and practice. It aims to combine the development of students’ creative writing with the practical skills and dramaturgical techniques of writing for the screen.
Students will learn to:Format a screenplay to a professional standard;Make use of narrative techniques and conventions specific to screenwriting, and write visually for the screen;Analyse films and screenplays, and provide constructive critique to others;Develop their own creative practice and 'voice' as a writer through craft-based exercises and assessment.
Any 15 points at 100 level from CINE orENGL, orany 60 points at 100 level from the Schedule V of the BA.
Students must attend one activity from each section.
This course is taught by Martha Hardy-Ward (firstname.lastname@example.org). Martha's office is Rm. 501A, Karl Popper.
Weekly readings will be available through LEARN.(Image: "Cinema" by Victor Ollervides, licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0.)
Domestic fee $785.00
International fee $3,500.00
* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.
For further information see
Humanities and Creative Arts